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Ruben Ochoa

By IDA SAFARI

January 2, 2018

Ruben Ochoa’s “SAMPLED y SURVEYED” illustrates the artist’s penchant for transforming basic construction materials into structural installations charged with meaning. Primarily working in wood, metals and concrete, Ochoa’s referential works function as tools with which we can consider issues of social class and identity, while highlighting the artist’s interest in urban space. Despite their Minimalist appearance, Ochoa’s sculptures are contextually laden; primarily concerned with architectural and urban spaces’ ability to dictate our experiences, and, secondarily, those experiences as articulated from the perspective of a Latin American artist.

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Installation view of SAMPLED y SURVEYED, Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 9 September 2017 - 27 January 2018. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Installation view of SAMPLED y SURVEYED, Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 9 September 2017 - 27 January 2018. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Installation view of SAMPLED y SURVEYED, Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 9 September 2017 - 27 January 2018. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Installation view of SAMPLED y SURVEYED, Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 9 September 2017 - 27 January 2018. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Ruben Ochoa’s “SAMPLED y SURVEYED” illustrates the artist’s penchant for transforming basic construction materials into structural installations charged with meaning. Primarily working in wood, metals and concrete, Ochoa’s referential works function as tools with which we can consider issues of social class and identity, while highlighting the artist’s interest in urban space. Despite their Minimalist appearance, Ochoa’s sculptures are contextually laden; primarily concerned with architectural and urban spaces’ ability to dictate our experiences, and, secondarily, those experiences as articulated from the perspective of a Latin American artist.

Read the full article here.